Harlequin Rasbora – Rasbora Heteromorpha
Harlequin Rasbora – Rasbora heteromorpha would be an impressive addition in a freshwater aquarium. These beautiful fish will show stunning color which will give a nice contrast against the green plants and elements within your aquarium. They show off metallic colors of copper to orange in their bodies. They are recognized by the black “pork chop” or triangular shaped area near their dorsal fin.
Rasboras are a very peaceful, schooling fish in groups of 8–10. They prefer the top half space of the aquarium.
In their natural environment they are found in peat bogs, forest streams and swamps in areas of Malaysia, Southern Thailand, Singapore, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra. A planted tank or aquascape would be optimal for these beautiful freshwater fish.
More About Harlequin Rasbora
Common Names: Harlequin, Rasbora, Harlequin Fish, Red Rasbora
Scientific Name: Rasbora heteromorpha
Natural Habitat: Peat bogs, forest streams, swamps
Ideal Tank: 10 gallon aquarium+
Tank Mates: Other small, peaceful community fish. Dwarf Ccichlids, loaches, catfish, tetras
Care Level: Beginner+
Water Temperature: 21–28°C (69.8–82.4°F)
What Do I Feed My Harlequin Rasbora?
- Tropical flakes
- Mini pellet food
- Blood worms
- TailsNTeeth recommends a varied diet
Make sure that when you are feeding your rasboras, only feed them as much as they will eat in a few minutes. Any left over foods, whether pellet or flake, can change the quality of the aquarium water. This can result in other problems including making your fish sick.
If you accidentally overfeed, a fine mesh fish net can be used to skim out the excess food. Personally and professionally, I am a huge fan of pellet food. Pellets are easy to see when feeding. It is easy to remove if someone accidentally drops too much fish food in the water. However, at our parent store, we vary their foods and use the pellets as their staple diet.
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